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The how, why, and when of the tech product marketplace: Here’s everything you need to know before your next purchase.

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The best open-world games

Open-world games are among the most popular in the medium. These are the best open-world games of all-time, excluding MMO games, which have their own list.
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The 4 best smart thermostats in 2024

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The best bone conduction headphones for 2024

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The 6 best smart displays for Alexa and Google Home in 2024

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The best music streaming services of 2024

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The 4 best monitors for Xbox Series X in 2024

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The 15 best GoPro accessories in 2024

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The 4 best cable modems for Xfinity, Spectrum & more in 2024

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The 5 best wireless chargers for Android and iPhone in 2024

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The 5 best 4K monitors for gaming and work in 2024

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The 5 best DNA test kits for 2024

The 6 best PC cases in 2024

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The best HP laptops in 2024

Looking for a new replacement laptop? We selected the best HP laptops you can purchase, featuring the latest processors, best screens, and most useful specs.
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How to buy a gaming PC for the best performance and value

Buying a gaming PC doesn't have to be complicated. Our guide on how to buy a gaming PC will walk you through what's most important.

The best cordless vacuums for pet hair, wood, and more

Let's face it: cords can be annoying. To make your chores a little easier, why not choose a cordless vacuum? We've rounded up the best options.
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The best smart light bulbs

Looking to light up your home with the brightest smart bulbs of the bunch? Here's a collection of our favorite smart bulbs, with options for everyone.
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The best Xbox Series X accessories

Take your Xbox Series X gaming experience to the next level with just a few of these essential gaming accessories built just for the next-generation console.
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The best PS5 accessories

The PS5 is officially here, and you will need some new accessories to get the most out of it. Here are some of the best accessories for Sony’s new console.
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The best gaming chairs you can buy right now

The best gaming chairs on the market will keep your back healthy and tush happy during long gaming sessions. Choose between our bargain faves and premier picks.
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The best laptops for music production, chosen by experts

Whether you want to use a MacBook or a Windows 10 laptop, these are the best laptops for music production you can buy.
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The best laptops for programming, chosen by experts

Looking for the best laptop for programming? We provide a list of the best you can purchase right now. We also have options that cater to the gamer within.
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How to buy a soundbar: from size to subwoofers, which is the best for you?

Built-in TV speakers suck, so naturally, you want to get a soundbar. How do you choose one? We cover the features and jargon you should know before you buy.
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The best outdoor smart plugs for 2023

Want to get your exterior lights up, but don't want to have to go outside to turn them on or off? Check out some of these app-controlled outdoor smart plugs.
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The best holiday smart lights

Smart holiday lights use an app on your phone or voice assistant to turn them on, change colors, or even put on a light show. These are the best options.
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Best cheap headphones and earbuds 2023: Jabra, 1More, and others

Did you know that cheap headphones can actually sound good? Here's a list of the best budget headphones that look, feel, and sound like higher-priced pairs.
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The best time to buy a laptop in 2023

Laptop discounts may feel random, but they often happen at specific times of the year. Here's when to plan a big purchase to get the best deals.
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The best Meta Quest 2 games

The Oculus Quest offers a fantastic virtual reality experience without the need for a gaming PC. These are the best Oculus Quest games available right now.
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The best electric toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes take all the push and pull out of manual brushing, giving you a deeper clean. Here are our favorite electric toothbrushes on the market.
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Volkswagen ID.4 vs Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is perhaps the best-known electric crossover, but it's not the only one. Can the Volkswagen ID.4 put up a fight against it?
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Amazon Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite: don’t buy the wrong e-reader

The Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are two of the more affordable e-readers available today. But which one is truly worth your money?
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Best Labor Day sales: 38 best deals to shop this weekend

If you're looking to take advantage of the best Labor Day deals, these ones are the best you'll find as we ramp up to Labor Day.
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The best games like Jackbox

Jackbox games are great, but they can become stale after a while. If you want to keep the party going, check out our list of the 9 best games like Jackbox.
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The best all-in-one printers you can buy in 2023

Since working from home is the new norm, having a printer on hand has gone from nice to necessity so you can print, scan, or fax as needed.
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The cheapest electric cars you can buy

Teslas are expensive for most people, but one of its cars made our cheapest EV list, along with eight other models.